On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about independent record stores. April 21st is Record Stores Day. With over 700 independently owned record stories, what’s the value of a brick-and-mortar outlet selling music in the digital age? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. How have the economics of running an independent record store changed? Do record stores still matter now that you can download just about anything? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Allan Horrocks, co-founded Aquarius Records in San Francisco in 1970
John McCord, general manger of the Down Home Music Store in El Cerrito
Steve Stevenson, owner of 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, an independent record label and retail store specializing in punk rock and indie rock in Oakland
Digital Music News : Two-Thirds of All Vinyl Records Are Sold at Indie Record Stores
CHRISTOPHER MORRIS, Variety: Limited-edition LPs highlight flourishing music-biz sector
DAN HYMAN, Rolling Stone: Record Store Day Preview